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WSU vs. SMU: The day Montgomery's life changed

THE GRIM-FACED medical personnel at Pullman Regional Hospital did not tell James Montgomery his life was in danger, or that they might have to amputate his left leg. No, they went easy on Montgomery on that fateful Sunday morning last September. They only told Montgomery his season was over, his career might be finished and it was possible he would never walk properly again.

Less than a year later, James Montgomery is preparing to fight for a starting job in the Washington State backfield. Without playing a game, the senior running back might be the national comeback player of the year. "I spent so much time in the training room, they call me ‘Wonder Body,'" Montgomery said with one of his frequent laughs. Montgomery has always laughed, smiled and joked frequently...

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